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Morning Prayer week 3


Led by Jean Swinbank with the St Mungo Singers and cantor Grace Buckley.



O God, creation’s secret force,
Thyself unmoved, all motion’s source,
Who from the morn till evening ray
Through all its changes guid’st the day:

Grant us, when this short life is past,
The glorious evening that shall last;
That, by a holy death attained,
Eternal glory may be gained.

To God the Father, God the Son,
And God the Spirit, Three in One,
May every tongue and nation raise
An endless song of thankful praise.

Let us pray

God, our creator,
Increase our sense of your presence
in our lives
and in our world,
and fill us with reverence for you
and with respect for all that you have made.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.

Psalm 83: How lovely is your dwelling place, Lord God of hosts.

My soul is longing and yearning for the house of the Lord.
My heart and soul ring out their joy to God the living God.
How lovely is your dwelling place, Lord God of hosts.

The sparrow finds a home, the swallow a nest for her brood,
she lays her young by your altars, O Lord, my King, my God.
How lovely is your dwelling place, Lord God of hosts.

They are happy who dwell in your house for ever singing your praise,
They are happy whose strength is in you, they walk with ever growing strength.
How lovely is your dwelling place, Lord God of hosts.

Glory to the Father, glory to the Son,
glory to the Holy Spirit now and for ever. Amen.
How lovely is your dwelling place, Lord God of hosts.

Short reading Ezekiel 37:12-14

The Lord says this: I am now going to open your graves; I mean to raise you from your graves, my people, and lead you back to the soil of Israel. And you will know that I am the Lord, when I open your graves and raise you from your graves, my people. And I shall put my spirit in you, and you will live, and I shall resettle you on your own soil; and you will know that I, the Lord, have said and done this – it is the Lord who speaks.

Canticle Benedictus verse 4

And you, my child, are favoured by the Most High:
you shall be called a prophet of our God.
You shall go forth as herald from the Lord,
and shall prepare the ways on which he comes.
You shall make known the wonders of salvation
to everyone called chosen by the Lord.

Prayers and Intercessions

Let us pray to God,
who sent the Holy Spirit to be a light shining in every heart:
Lord, be our light.

Blessed are you, God our light:
you have brought us to this new day.
Lord, be our light.

When your Son shared our humanity you sent light into this world:
through your Church, spread that light to the whole human family.
Lord, be our light.

You enlightened your Son’s disciples by your Spirit:
renew your Spirit in the Church and keep us faithful to you.
Lord, be our light.

Light of the nations, remember those who dwell in the shadows:
open their eyes and their hearts, that they may find you, the one true God.
Lord, be our light.

You alone are holy and you alone are Lord
and you alone are the Most High,Jesus Christ our Lord.
You alone are holy and you alone are Lord
and you alone are the Most High, Jesus Christ our Lord.

Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come, your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us.
Save us from the time of trial and deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours
now and for ever. Amen.

Let us pray
Lord God, strength of those who hope in you,
support us in our prayer.
Since without you we are powerless,
give us your grace
so that we may be able to love you and each other.
Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

May the Lord bless us and keep us from all harm;
and may he lead us to eternal life. Amen

Copyrights: O God, creation’s secret Force: St Ambrose (5th century) translated by J Neale. Psalm 83: A.P. Watt Ltd, 20 John Street, London WC1N 2DR on behalf of The Grail (England) for the text of Ps 83 which was taken from The Psalms : A New Translation published by William Collins & Co Ltd.; music David Harris © Kevin Mayhew. Verse 4 of the Benedictus: words © Stephen Eric Smyth (St Mungo Music). You alone: words taken from the Glory to God in the Roman Missal; music arranged by John Bell. Our Father: ELLC (English Language Liturgical Consultation) © 1988; music (c) Gerry Fitzpatrick. Graphic © Netta Ewing.

Night Prayer | Compline 3 rainbow-jpeg

Before we end our day, O Lord, we make this prayer to you,
that you continue in your love to guard your people here.

Give us this night untroubled rest and build our strength anew,
your Splendour driving far away all darkness of the foe.

Our heart’s desire to love you, Lord, watch over while we sleep,
that when the new day dawns on high we may your praises sing.

All glory be to you, O Christ, who saved mankind from death,
To share with you the Father’s love and in the Spirit live.

As the day draws to its conclusion
We thank the Lord That we have seen his grace
In the lives of people round about us,
In our families and friends, our colleagues
And in the wider community.
We ask for the wisdom to be encouraged by his presence
And for forgiveness for our own sins and failings.

Kyrie, eleison. Christe, eleison. Kyrie, eleison.

Psalm 102: The love of the Lord, the everlasting love blesses us all.

My soul give thanks, thanks to the Lord, All my being bless his holy name.
My soul give thanks, thanks to the Lord,
never forget, never forget, never forget all his blessings.
The love of the Lord, the everlasting love blesses us all.

The Lord is compassion and he is love, slow to anger and rich in mercy.
The Lord fills your life with all that is good,
Renewing your strength, crowning your love, Never forget all his blessings.
The love of the Lord, the everlasting love blesses us all.

Reading 1 Peter 5:8-9

Be calm and vigilant, because your enemy the devil is prowling round like a roaring lion,
looking for someone to eat. Stand up to him, strong in faith.

Into your hands, Lord, I commend my spirit.
You have redeemed us, Lord God of truth.
Into your hands, Lord, I commend my spirit.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit
Into your hands, Lord, I commend my spirit.

Save us, Lord, while we are awake;
protect us while we sleep
that we may keep watch with Christ
and rest with him in peace.

From the Song of Simeon

Lord, let your servant go in peace just as you promised long ago.
For my eyes have seen the salvation
which you prepared
for the nations to see:
a light to enlighten the gentiles
and the glory of your people, Israel.

Let us pray

Come to visit us, Lord, this night,
So that by your strength we may rise at daybreak
To rejoice in the resurrection of Christ your Son,
Who lives and reigns for ever and ever.

May the almighty Lord grant us a quiet night
and a perfect end.

Compline 3: Led by Joe Docherty with the St Mungo Singers, and cantors Noel S Donnelly and Magdalen McInnes. Before we end our day : translated from Te Lucis Ante terminum (7th c);tune St Bernard arranged by John Richardson. Psalm 102: Noel S Donnelly; © Kevin Mayhew. Song of Simeon: Gerry Fitzpatrick © Kevin Mayhew.